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Lameness Investigation

There are numerous causes of lameness and poor performance in horses, some of which can be diagnosed relatively easily and some of which cannot; in more complicated cases, detailed clinical evaluations and the use of advanced diagnostic techniques may be required.

  • We first need to localise the source (or sources) of lameness. Whilst our examinations will give us clues many lamenesses cannot be diagnosed simply by looking and feeling.

  • We use nerve and joint blocks to do this. A block is a small quantity of local anaesthetic placed strategically in the horses leg to sequentially numb regions of the limb - if only they could talk!

  • Once we have identified the area to focus on we can then take images, normally using either ultrasonography or radiography.

  • Finally, we collate all the information we've gathered to give you a diagnosis, recommend treatment options and inform you of the likely prognosis.

The Process

Contact Us

High Country Vet Services

PO Box 770088

Steamboat Springs, CO 80477, USA

For an appointment or inquiry regarding our services - give us a call on (970) 749 1013 or email us at highcountryvetservices@gmail.com

Due to the nature of our mobile service and mountainous region we are not always in reception so leave us a message and we'll get back to as soon as possible.

Hours & Emergencies 

Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 5 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

We offer emergency services outside these hours for our existing clients. Please call and leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

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